# Tag: HSF.LE.A.1

## Wind chill

Students use the National Weather System chart to gauge wind chill, examine the patterns that correlate increasing wind and/or decreasing temperatures, use wind chill numbers to estimate possible wind and temperature factors, and generally become familiar with this sort of interpolation and calculation. There’s a great high school extention that uses fractional exponents and logs to solve.

## Haiti’s earthquake and the Richter scale

On August 14th, Haiti was hit with a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake. What does a 7.2 magnitude earthquake imply? What’s a seismometer.  What is the amplitude of a seismograph and what does it mean? Use our Richter scale activity to introduce your students to logarithmic Richter magnitudes.

## Does an NFL player’s draft order mean a lot for the player?

Students interpret the graph relating draft pick number and contract value. They consider how much being selected earlier or later, either by a few picks or rounds effects a player’s earnings and if players should really be concerned with where in the order they are selected.

What will a 30-second Super Bowl ad cost this year? Next year? In the future? How would you describe this rise in cost?

## Will the new iPhone sales be huge?

Apple just announced their new, 10th anniversary, iPhones, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X.  These phones will soon be in stores, the iPhone 8 comes out on September 22, 2017. The iPhone X is available as of November 3rd. …

## \$10,000 a week or \$10 million all at once?

Would you rather have \$10,000 a week or \$10 million all at once? What kinds of things do we need to think about or factor in when making this decision? If you had to advise the winner of this drawing,…

## Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to give away 99% of their shares of Facebook

That sounds like an awful lot of their Facebook shares.  They want to help create a better world for their daughter, Max. I wonder if they will have enough left over to live on? The BBC newspaper said that their…